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Name: Fay
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Join Date: December 12, 2013
Contributions: hightide has written about 128 places, shared 1,098 photos, left 1,151 comments, and smiled 2,369 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Mar 8, 2017 – Mar 12, 2017
Would like to do a Mekong Delta River cruise.
Auckland, New Zealand
Apr 25, 2017 – Apr 30, 2017
Auckland followed by Queenstown.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Apr 30, 2017 – May 2, 2017
» see all 18 future travel and dream destinations
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian, Chinese
Most Memorable Travel Experience
1989: Sydney - A free Darling Harbour cruise as I was still under the age required to buy a ticket. After the cruise ended, I wanted to ride again!

1996: Phuket - A ride on a shaky wooden boat towards James Bond Island. During the boat ride, I was entertained by the sight of several swimming water serpents.

2010: Halong Bay - First time kayaking

2014: Venice - Gondola ride

2016: Niagara Falls, Canada - Maid of the Mist boat ride
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tj1777 says:
congrats on your featured blog fay
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
NickelP says:
Congrats on your featured blog!
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
starship1 says:
Many congratulations on your featured blog! It's very interesting!
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
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hightide's Travel Blogs

Dec 25, 1993 – Feb 17, 2017
When long time friends from abroad come over, I dedicate as much time as I can accompanying them. Sometimes, I feel like a tour…
Overview 2,128 words 178 84 425
This blog was featured on Friday September 9th, 2016
May 28, 1998 – Dec 15, 2016
I miss my best friend very much. In Dec 1998, I finally got to meet her in Kuala Lumpur. …
Overview 3,019 words 133 78 314
This blog was featured on Saturday November 5th, 2016
CHINA Trips 1997-2016
Mar 21, 2007 – Jun 08, 2016
Over the past 2 decades, China has undergone tremendous changes, particularly in infrastructure.
Overview 684 words 30 5 32
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hightide's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Jakarta, Indonesia
I had dinner round 2 here as I wanted to use up my Uangku credits. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sun…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Surabaya, Indonesia
From the outside, this hotel looks small but I was pleasantly surprised when our room turned out…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Surabaya, Indonesia
We got a king room booked for 2 nights along with a wedding invitation. Entering the hotel, …
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